for people who love the littlest dairy goats
I tried to give May a couple 2 gram capsules of copper but she kept biting them then spitting them out! I don't have a 'bolus gun' but I cut the tip off a syringe which I thought would work...apparently not. At this point I'm not sure how much she actually ingested- that was a couple weeks ago and she has yet to get her color back and I STILL haven't seen her go into heat...and no signs that she had been in heat if I'd missed it. I'm not sure if I should try to give her another 2 gram bolus or not...
I came across an entry on either The Goat Spot or the Goat Beat forum where someone was putting the copper pellets in a marshmallow and the goats took it right down.Then they showed a picture of an MRI of the goats inside to show where the pellets were lodged.It seemed like a sucessful way to do it.I do not even have goats yet but have been trying to read up on the challenges awaiting me.Sorry I can't give you the exact link but probably a search on those 2 forums would find it for you especially searching marshmallow.
Where do you get your copper boluses from? I looked on Jeffers web site, but couldn't find them. What exactly are they called? Do farm stores carry them?